Westboro Baptist Church
The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an unaffiliated Baptist church known for its hate speech, especially hate speech against homosexual people. The church is widely described as a hate group and is m...
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Philip T. Van Zile
Philip Taylor Van Zile (July 20, 1843—1919) was a politician and judge from the U.S. state of Michigan.
Van Zile was born in Osceola Township, Pennsylvania. He prepared for college at Union Academ...
Christian Research Institute
The Christian Research Institute (CRI) is an evangelical Christian apologetics ministry. It was established in October 1960 in the state of New Jersey by Walter Martin (1928–1989). In 1974 Martin relo...
Fred Dubois
Fred Thomas Dubois (May 29, 1851 – February 14, 1930) was a controversial American politician who served two terms in the United States Senate from Idaho. He was best known for his oppo...
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James S. Martin (reverend)
James Sankey Martin was the general superintendent of the National Reform Association who led an anti-Mormon crusade in 1913–14.
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Eber D. Howe
Eber Dudley Howe (June 9, 1798 – November 10, 1885) was the founder and editor of the Painesville Telegraph, a newspaper that published in Painesville, Ohio from 1822 to 1835. Howe was the author of o...
Fawn M. Brodie
Fawn McKay Brodie (September 15, 1915 – January 10, 1981) was a biographer and one of the first female professors of history at UCLA, who is best known for Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (1974)...
Frank J. Cannon
Frank Jenne Cannon (January 25, 1859 – July 25, 1933) was the first United States Senator from Utah, who served from 1896 to 1899.
Born in Salt Lake City, he was the eldest child of...
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Abner Cole
Abner Cole (August 17, 1783 – July 13, 1835), also known by his pen name Obadiah Dogberry, Esq., was a 19th-century American newspaper editor. He was one of the earliest critics of the spiritual claim...
Homosexuality and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The law of chastity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) states that any sexual relations outside of opposite-sex marriage are contrary to the will of God, and in principle ...
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Anson D. Shupe
Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (b. 1948) is an American sociologist noted for his studies of religious groups and their countermovements, family violence and clergy misconduct.
Shupe is a Professor of Sociol...
Joseph T. Kingsbury
Joseph Thomas Kingsbury (November 4, 1853-April 10, 1937) was president of the University of Deseret, now known as the University of Utah, from 1892 to 1894. In 1894 he was replaced by James E. Talmag...
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Ezra Thompson
Ezra Thompson (July 17, 1850 – April 8, 1923) was the 12th and 14th mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah who was elected three times and served two non-consecutive terms. He was mayor in 1900–03 and 1906–07....
Patriot Guard Riders
The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) is an organization based in the United States whose members attend the funerals of members of the U.S. military, firefighters, and police at the invitation of a decedent...
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Richard Mouw
Richard John Mouw (born April 22, 1940) is an American theologian and philosopher. He held the position of President at Fuller Theological Seminary for 20 years (1993-2013), and continues to hold the ...
Anthony A. Hoekema
Anthony Andrew Hoekema (1913, in Drachten – 17 October 1988) was a Calvinist minister and theologian who served as professor of Systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, for tw...
Fred Phelps
Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (November 13, 1929 – March 19, 2014) was an American pastor who headed the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps at...
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Richard Abanes
Richard Abanes (/əˈbɑːnɨs/) is a bestselling and award-winning American writer. As an author/journalist, Abanes specializes in the area of socio-religious issues, cults, the occult, world religions, t...
Deborah Laake
Deborah Laake (1953 – February 6, 2000) was a columnist at the Dallas Morning News in the 1980s and later a staff writer, columnist, editor, and executive at the Phoenix New Times. She was famous for ...
Spalding-Rigdon theory of Book of Mormon authorship
The Spalding–Rigdon theory of Book of Mormon authorship is the theory that the Book of Mormon was plagiarized in part from an unpublished manuscript written by Solomon Spalding. This theory first appe...
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Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon
Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon is a book written by David Persuitte. The work was first published in 1985, with a second expanded edition in 2000. It provides detailed biographica...
Pomeroy Tucker
Pomeroy Tucker (August 10, 1802 – June 30, 1870) was a journalist and New York politician.Born in Palmyra, New York, in 1802, Tucker served an apprenticeship as a printer in Palmyra, became a contribu...
Dave Hunt (Christian apologist)
Dave Hunt (September 1926 – April 5, 2013) was a Christian apologist, speaker, radio commentator and author. He was in full-time ministry from 1973 until his death. The Berean Call, which highlights H...
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John C. Bennett
John Cook Bennett (August 3, 1804 – August 5, 1867) was an American physician and a ranking and influential—but short-lived—leader of the Latter Day Saint movement, who acted as Mayor of Nauvoo, Illin...
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Union nationale des associations de défense des familles et de l'individu
The Union nationale des associations de défense des familles et de l'individu (UNADFI) is a French anti-cult association founded in 1974, recognized as a public utility association by a decree of 30 A...
Shirley Phelps-Roper
Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper (born Shirley Lynn Phelps, October 31, 1957) is an American lawyer and political activist. She is best known as the former spokesperson of the Westboro Baptist Church of Tope...
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America's Most Hated Family in Crisis
America's Most Hated Family in Crisis is a 2011 BBC documentary film presented and written by Louis Theroux, who revisits the family at the core of the Westboro Baptist Church. It is a follow up to 20...
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George Sutherland
Alexander George Sutherland (March 25, 1862 – July 18, 1942) was an English-born U.S. jurist and political figure. One of four appointments to the Supreme Court by President Warren G. Harding, he serv...
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